Tickets, t-shirts selling out as UofL preps for GameDay

Cards fans prepare for UofL vs FSU

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- We're just four days away from what may be the biggest home game in the history of University of Louisville football and there is a buzz in the air with College Game Day coming to our city.

Since the big announcement, Cards fans are doing everything they can to get their hands on everything from tickets to t-shirts.

It may be empty now, but come Saturday Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium will be full, and the eyes of the nation will be on Louisville.

However, if you don’t already have a ticket you may be left without a seat.

“We sold out our season tickets about three weeks ago,” said Barber.  “Of course our single game tickets are based on what the opposing team allotment is.  Florida State took most of their allotment.  They took all but about 500 tickets, so those sold out within a day, so this game has been sold out for quite some time.”

Despite the sellout you can still find tickets for the Florida State game online, but a single ticket in the upper deck will cost you around $150.

Assistant Athletic Director of Ticket Operations Brad Barber says for games like this it’s buyer beware.

“The real only way to know that you’re getting a valid ticket is to buy it directly through our office,” said Barber.  “Any outside groups or any outside ticketing agencies, you just don’t know exactly what you’re buying.  You think you know, and they may tell you, but until you get there and enter the stadium you don’t really know if it’s a ticket or not.”

If you can’t afford a ticket, a game day t-shirt from Cardinal Authority will set you back about $20 bucks if you’re lucky enough to get one before they’re gone.

“We ordered 200 and we hope to sell them out before game day,” said Cardinal Authority Mgt. John Bacala.

If you were lucky enough to score a ticket, and some game day gear, of course you’re going to want to show it off on the set of college game day. The gates open there at 4:00 a.m. on Saturday morning.


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